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lifeboat

a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc.

lifeboat

[′līf‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A small boat hoisted on davits or carried on one of the upper decks of a vessel, which can be quickly lowered into the water in case of an emergency.
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Angus Campbell, the managing director of Survival Craft Inspectorate, said: "This is a very welcome development for our company.
Jaison Francis, IRM director of operations, said: "We selected Survival Craft Inspectorate to fulfil this demanding role as its current objectives and standards of expertise complement those of IRM in terms of the delivery of high quality products and services."
Anyone who would like to reserve a survival crafts place can do so from Monday by calling Chelmsley Wood library on 0121 788 4380.
As part of the fact-finding mission, the delegation will look at the different training available such as how to take control of a survival craft after abandoning ship, and treating people for injuries while adrift.
An international centre of excellence for sea survival, South Tyneside Marine Safety Training Centre also has a fire training site, which is unique to the UK, an offshore oil platform and a number of survival crafts used for exercises.